Fun Birthday Party Games Ideas for Kids
These birthday party games will make your birthday party a hit without having to spend any money on supplies for the games.
Birthday party games are one of the most important parts of the party. Cake and presents may be the main attraction of your child’s birthday party, but you’ll want to have some exciting party games planned to keep the kids entertained. Devising games can be daunting, therefore we asked some party planning experts to give us a few hints regarding how to pick ones that are sure to be considered a hit. Things like flour, chocolate, apples and doughnuts are inexpensive and all sorts of the other things you probably have at home anyway. The joy of the classic party games is it doesn’t require lots of planning so you can take more time on the other elements for the party.
When choosing birthday party games, you will need to tailor each one to the age group of the children attending. Here are wonderful game ideas that are sure to get the party started and keep everyone inside a celebratory mood. Get your spouse, nanny and the birthday kid’s siblings involved, which means you aren’t running around trying to oversee everything all at one time.
This game is similar to a cake walk, but rather than winning a cake, kids win prizes. Write numbers from 1-30 on squares and tape these to the ground in a circle. Make small numbered squares to correspond with the numbers on the ground and keep these questions basket. Start the game by having each child get up on a number and begin walking around the circle when the music starts. When the music stops they need to stand on a number. If their number is chosen from the basket, they win a prize. This game can continue until everyone wins a prize.
Apples will also be essential for the ‘bobbing’ game where children take it in turns to try and retrieve a floating apple using their teeth, with their hands tied behind their back. Fill a large tub with cold water and place enough apples for each player. Children may then either bob for the apples together or individually, but the player to get the apple first or quickest is the winner.
Within this game, the children compete against one another, two players at any given time. Have the kids sit on the floor, after which place a giant pile of socks together. The kids will race to see who can put the most set of socks on their feet in one minute. Allow each player to possess one pair of socks at the ready, after which blindfold them before they begin. Count the quantity of socks after the minute is up, and then begin the next race. Winners can ultimately play against one another to find out who wins the grand prize.
Obstacle Course Race
Using outdoor play things like hula hoops, foam pool noodles, etc., create an age-appropriate obstacle course for your kids and conduct your own Olympics. You may also rent an inflatable obstacle course for your party from companies supplying bounce houses. Instruct your partygoers through a number of challenges and don’t forget gold medals for the closing ceremonies.
Water Balloon Toss
This birthday party game is better played in the warmer weather and requires to be outside. Pair up the guests and also have them see how long they are able to go before they break the water-filled balloon.
This can be played outdoors or indoors. It’s a very simple game. Just hide lollies or toys around the house or yard. Tell the children to begin and the game is over when the last lolly or toy is located.
In this game, kids get to create their own entertainment. Begin by giving each child or number of children a grocery bag of props, which could include anything from kitchen items and costumes to make-up and various clothing. Then give them an allotted time for planning their skits before you tape their performances. After everyone has finished, possess a screening and award ceremony where each child gets to be a trophy for their part in the skit. Skits can entail everything from a talk or cooking show, to some TV commercial.
This is one of Riggs favorite games. Kids bop a balloon in the air to music until the music stops, then whoever was the last to the touch the balloon must pop it and finish the challenge that’s inside. Write challenges on paper and insert them into balloons before inflating have enough balloons to carry on the game for as long as you decide. Challenges can be everything from trivia questions to physical tests, like attempting to lick your elbow or sing a song with a mouthful of crackers.
The Flour Game
Definitely one of these games that will bring inevitable chaos but it is a simple game that children aged 5 or older will love. Firstly you need to make the ‘flour cake’ by tightly compacting flour right into a medium sized mixing bowl. Then turn this out on to a board and top having a large chunk of Mars bar. Each child takes it in turns to slice away sections of the flour cake ensuring the chunk of chocolate remains at the top. The child who eventually topples the chocolate from the top has to locate it with their teeth.